Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10.
The Chinese language program focuses on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in Chinese. Through a range of learning activities students will improve reading, speaking, listening, viewing, writing and ICT skills which support their development of oral, visual and written literacy. The students develop an understanding of cultural differences and make connections between Australian and Chinese culture, extending their understanding of language and culture in general.
At Year 10 the program caters for both background and non-background students of Chinese. Topics covered for background students include: Family, Women’s changing status, Comparisons between Eastern and Western Education and Environment. Topics covered for non-background students include: Travel, shopping and descriptions.
Bonus points are awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00. A workbook approximately $30.00 each and Chinese Dictionary – approximately $30.00 to $35.00 each.
Comprehending spoken and visual text.
Communicating in response to spoken and/or written and visual text.
Comprehending written and visual text.
Using language in spoken and/or written text.